Book Review: Summer’s End – Author Lisa Morton

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A celebrated author and historian on Halloween rituals is contacted to assist in interpreting an ancient Celtic manuscript. While an Irish archaeologist exhumed the rare find and is working around the clock to translate it, something seems dreadfully awry. Could the passages and pages contain a conjuring to unleash the malevolent Sidh to rain hellfire and brimstone on its unsuspecting readers? Perhaps only an authority on the roots of Samhain and Halloween will have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon’s Wife – Author Rick Hautala

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THE DEMON’S WIFE By: Rick Hautala JournalStone Publishing 318 Pages When Claire McMullen has succumbed to the mediocre misgivings in life her defenses ultimately come down. Despising her job, putting up with a questionable roommate and realizing Mr. Right may be just romantic dream, she embarks upon the bar scene with her friend Sally. A mysterious stranger named Samael enters the fray and Claire’s world is suddenly turned upside down. While it seems they bring … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing’s Limbus, Inc. Comes to Barnes & Noble Bookstores

JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce that Limbus, Inc., the collaborative anthology featuring five authors (Jonathan Maberry, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Joseph Nassise, Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty – Editor) and the obscure corporate entity of Limbus, Inc. will be stocked in select Barnes & Noble bookstores.  “We are very pleased with our progress here at JournalStone as we continuing moving forward, establishing a footprint in the larger brick … Continue reading

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Book Review: Special Dead – Author Patrick Freivald

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SPECIAL DEAD By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing 260 Pages As the dust settles from the ill-fated high school prom Ani Romero and seven additional survivors have been held in a quarantine type environment to resume their studies. Far from the conventional curriculum the students have to cope with trigger itchy soldiers wielding flame throwers, outside radical protestors and continuous poking and prodding from Dr. Banerjee’s relentless experiments. Will the children rise above their infernal containment … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steel Breeze – Author Douglas Wynne

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STEEL BREEZE By: Douglas Wynne Journalstone Publishing 256 Pages Desmond Carmichael is an ordinary everyday single father struggling to make ends meet and bring up his young son in a happy, healthy, safe environment. Tortured by the pain of his wife Sandy’s untimely demise, it seems as though her memory exudes through everything. Now a very real, and undeniable threat has presented itself in the form of a mysterious stalker with cryptic clues suggesting their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare Ballad – Author Benjamin Kane Ethridge

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NIGHTMARE BALLAD By: Benjamin Kane Ethridge JournalStone Publishing 260 Pages When part time swim instructor Luke Rhodes witnesses the inconceivable, a drowning within his pool, his life slowly becomes unravelled. Haunted by the chords and melodies of a vague recollection in song, he becomes possessed in unravelling its meaning. Cognitive snippets of recollection burst within his memory as the body count begins to rise. Together with his wives Dara and Maribel along with his lifelong … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Signs Jonathan Maberry to Joe Ledger Collection

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JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award® winning author, Jonathan Maberry, for the publication of the first-ever collection of short fiction involving the author’s famous character, Joe Ledger—the protagonist of a series of popular military/Horror/Speculative Fiction thrillers. The collection—to be titled: Joe Ledger: Special Ops—will contain reprints of existing Joe Ledger short stories and novelettes, totaling over fifty thousand … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Cornerstone – Author Anne C. Petty

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THE CORNERSTONE By: Anne C. Petty JournalStone Publishing 240 Pages While a small theatrical company, Janus Theater is in production of Christopher Marlowe’s play Dr. Faustus strange, eerie things begin to transpire. Cast members disappear at random without a trace. Accidents occur without reason or explanation. An earthquake virtually shatters a busy downtown street while the producer seems beyond eccentric and erratic with his obsession with what lurks in the basement. Will Claire Porter be … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Announces Signing of Multi-Award Winning Authors,

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JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of multi-year contracts with multi-award-winning, celebrated authors, Joe McKinney and Lisa Morton, each, respectively, for the publication of six new novels. Joe McKinney will be writing a currently undisclosed three-novel series as well as three stand-alone novels. Lisa Morton will be writing two three-novel series, the first of which, Netherworld, involves Lady Diana Furnaval, who is on a mission to close the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Reflections – Author Carol Weekes

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DEAD REFLECTIONS By: Carol Weekes Journalstone Publishing 256 Pages Journalstone Publishing continues to be your link to artistic talent, this time around showcasing the works of author Carol Weekes. Dead Reflections is a collection of diverse format and subject matter, yet each excerpt remains the same in ghoulishly delightfully dark tales of the unexplained. One novel, five short stories and two poems cap off this delectable ensemble. It’s refreshing to see an author illustrate a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phoenix Girls: The Conjuring Glass – Author Brian Knight

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PHOENIX GIRLS: THE CONJURING GLASS Author: Brian Knight 203 Pages JournalStone Publishing Reviewed By Dave Gammon Newly orphaned Penny Sinclair is shipped off to move in with her new guardian Susan. Consumed with grief, uncertainty and sorrow Penny’s reluctance to pick up and start new in the small town of Dogwood is evident. After settling in, she soon meets a new friend in Zoe and the two embark upon a sisterhood of one adventure after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Limbus, Inc – Authors Various

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LIMBUS INC: Authors: Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley, Joseph Nassise, Anne C. Petty, Jonathan Maberry When Matthew Sellers, a struggling bookstore owner receives an unusual visit from a rambling stranger, his world seems to come undone. Ichabod Templeton claims to have a message of life and death consequence. A book in his possession is allegedly meant to be passed along to Sellers with sole intent to publish and distribute. Within the books contents are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forever Man – Author Brian W. Matthews

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FOREVER MAN By: Brian W. Matthews JournalStone Publishing The quaint town of Kinsey, Michigan has been overthrown to chaos as a young boy is found mutilated in the local woods after a high school dance. His date remains missing. After Police Chief Izzy Morris has been dispatched to the scene she realizes the very real terror no parent should have to face. The missing girl is her very own seventeen year old daughter Natalie. While … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Burning Time – Author JG Faherty

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THE BURNING TIME By: JG FAHERTY Journalstone Publishing I’ve had the honor and privilege of reading two of author JG Faherty’s previous works in The Ghosts of Coronado Bay and The Cemetery Club. I must confess I’ve every bit of a fan as I am of Stephen King, Dean Koontz or Clive Barker. Despite Journalstone’s mandate to focus upon relative unknown, independent authors and showcasing their talents much of their product is as polished as … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing & Dark Discoveries Magazine Announce Free Distribution…

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JournalStone Publishing & Dark Discoveries Magazine Announce Free Distribution Of Special Collector’s Edition of Issue #23 At The Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend 2013 Incorporating The World Horror Convention SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce that a Special Limited Collector’s Edition of Dark Discoveries Magazine, Issue #23, containing a ten-page central insert devoted to both the past … Continue reading

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Book Review: Priestess of The Eggstone – Author Jaleta Clegg

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PRIESTESS OF THE EGGSTONE By: Jaleta Clegg JournalStone Publishing Dace is an interplanetary pilot, captain of the newly acquired vessel, titled the Twinkle. Hiring Jerimon, a noteworthy cosmic aviator in his own right, the two plan to engage in aspirations of lucrative import/export space business. Before long they realize something is dreadfully amiss aboard the ship. A valuable religious artifact stolen from the Sessimoniss civilization, a legendary lizard, humanoid culture that is ruthless and hell … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Announces Author Joe McKinney’s St Rage

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–JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with award winning author, Joe McKinney for the publication of his new novel, St Rage, tentatively set for release in August of 2014. About the Book: Her memory is a blank. Texas State Trooper Mark Bowles finds her wandering in the wreckage of a 160 car pile up, crying for her missing children. Bowles tries to unravel the mystery … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terovolas – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Terovolas Author: Edward M. Erdelac Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies. Journalstone strikes again … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Announces Its 3rd Annual 2013 Horror Writing Contest

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JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the commencement of its third annual Horror Writing Contest. The contest is open to all authors. Submission Requirements: Submissions must be at least 75,000 words or more in length (no exceptions) and must be sent in a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 11-point font, single line spacing to joel@journalstone.com. In the subject line you must put ‘JournalStone’s $2,000 Advance in 2013’. You … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil of Echo Lake – Author Douglas Wynne

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THE DEVIL OF ECHO LAKE By Douglas Wynne JournalStone Publishing A heavy metal/gothic rock star named Billy Moon begins to soon realize his fame and fortune has come at a rather unholy cost. Signing to record his third album in the famed, secluded Echo Lake Studios, a converted church with a macabre past, Moon begins to come apart at the seams, dangling by the frayed ends of sanity. Will Moon unveil the dark secrets of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twice Shy – Author Patrick Freivald

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TWICE SHY By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing JournalStone Publishing strikes again with hot commodity, Patrick Freivald and Twice Shy. In Ohneka Falls, Ani Romero is a teenage zombie, a carrier of the Z virus struggling to cope with a forbidden secret and survive within human civilization. Twice Shy is an expose of teen angst, cliques and struggles against alienation and isolation. Our tale is endearing and alluring unto an audience that has ever experienced peer … Continue reading

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